High school notebook: Vincentian Academy teams having perfect seasons
By Staff Reports
Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
It's been a perfect season for Vincentian Academy.
As the basketball schedule reaches its second month, the Royals girls and boys teams remain undefeated, making Vincentian the only school in the WPIAL or City League able to make that claim.
Both teams have 9-0 records. The girls are ranked first in Class A.
The boys, ranked second in Class A, will face a challenge Tuesday when they visit No. 1 North Catholic.
A few other schools are almost perfect.
Seton-La Salle's two basketball programs were 17-2 combined entering Saturday. Beaver's teams also were 17-1, with an undefeated boys record (10-0).
Also with outstanding combined records were Carmichaels (19-2), Bethel Park (18-2), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (17-2), Chartiers Valley (16-2) and Serra Catholic (16-2).
Three of a kind
Section 3-AAAA has lived up to its billing as one of the best in the WPIAL boys basketball.
Just six boys teams entered the weekend undefeated, including three teams — Hampton, New Castle and North Allegheny — from Section 3 who are 10-0 overall and 4-0 in section play.
Pride will be on the line late this week across Western Pennsylvania as teams and individuals will battle for their respective county titles at three large wrestling tournaments.
The Allegheny County Championships, Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament and Tri-County Tournament all are Friday and Saturday.
Fox Chapel will host around 40 teams from Allegheny County.
Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. Friday. The finals will be around 6 p.m. Saturday.
The WCCA event at Franklin Regional will feature 18 teams and start at 5 p.m. Friday, with the finals set for around 7 p.m. Saturday.
Nearly 20 teams will compete at the Tri-County Tournament at Charleroi, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, with the finals slated for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to all the outdoor hockey games being played at the Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium in Station Square on the South Side, the PIHL will host two games on Jan. 11 at South Park ice rink as part of the UPMC Center for Rehab Services Outdoor Charity Series. Frazier will take on Greensburg Salem at 6:30 p.m., and Bethel Park will play Shaler at 8:30 p.m.
The PIHL announced its players of the month for November last week. They were Thomas Jefferson junior forward Zach Uhlyar, who had 12 goals and 15 assists; Bishop Canevin goalie Nikita Meskin, who had a 2.00 goals-against average and 92.4 save percentage; Latrobe forward Josh Singley, who had eight goals and eight assists; and Pine-Richland senior forward Zach Richey, who had eight goals and four assists.
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